Son Of Beast "Tamed" By Fisher & Kite
What could equal driving a Indy car 220 mph at Kentucky Speedway? Perhaps a three minute thrilling ride on Son of Beast, Paramount's Kings Island's newest attraction. Indy Racing Northern Light Series drivers Sarah Fisher and Jimmy Kite rode the worlds tallest, fastest and only looping wooden roller coaster on Sunday morning.
"I think its awesome. It's a great roller coaster. The hat went, and the pony tail went too!" said Fisher, the 19-year old Indy Racing rookie who drives for Walker Racing. "This one you can lean back, scream and have a good time. Whereas, you can't lose focus in an Indy car!"
Kite, the 24 year old from Stockbridge, GA, said the G-forces compared to taking a high bank turn at tracks like Kentucky Speedway. "Its fast and you never really slow down. There's some g's. In an Indy car, we pull those g-s for two to three hours. But, I'll tell you what even though this ride isn't two or three hours long you still pull a ton of g's through the corners. It could wear you out after a couple of hours!"
Fisher is the youngest person to compete in league history. In 2000, she has driven in six races this season with her best finish being 5th at Pikes Peak. Kite equaled his best finish on the circuit earlier this year when he finished 4th at Phoenix.
Fisher and Kite were part of the festivities all week end at Kings Island. Each driver signed autographs and met Tri-State fans both Saturday and Sunday at the park. Kentucky Speedway hosts the eighth race on the Indy Racing Nothern Light Series Sunday August 27th. The "Belterra Casino Resort Indy 300" drops the green flag at 2:30pm. Qualifying will take place at 12:15pm on Saturday, August 26th preceeding the ARCA Bondo-Mar Hyde Series "Blue Grass Quality Meats 200. The green flag also drops Saturday at 2:30pm.
Tickets are still available for both week end events by calling toll free 1-888-652-RACE.